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Graduate Assistantships

Many graduate departments and programs offer assistantships to their graduate students. This list is not comprehensive and students should contact their department for more information and opportunities.

There are a limited number of graduate assistantships available to full and part-time graduate students who are fully accepted to a graduate degree program at Fairfield University. Graduate assistants provide services to Fairfield such as administrative, research, faculty support and other. In return, selected students can be eligible to receive a tuition waiver and, in some cases, a stipend.

Note that some listings below provide application instructions, while others indicate to contact a supervisor by phone or e-mail. The availability of graduate assistantships vary by department, semester and academic year.

Departments seeking a job description update/edit, please contact finaid@fairfield.edu.

Academic Support and Retention

Description

The assistantship is a one year position (renewable by semester). The graduate assistant will work with undergraduate students who are undeclared, in transition, and/or academically at risk. The primary responsibility and duty of this position is to provide general academic outreach, advising and study skills appointments for students in need. In addition, the graduate assistant will assist with general office reception and administrative tasks.

Academic Advising

Assist and provide front line academic advising for undergraduate students, students in transition (transfer students, students changing majors/schools), first year students, and at-risk students

  • Advise students on university policies and procedures; discuss majors/minors, and graduation requirements
  • Assist students with basic academic processes such as course registration, add/drop, and degree evaluations

Provide Reception/Respond to General Inquiries

  • Assist students with general inquiries and make appropriate referrals when necessary
  • Determine the nature of and urgency of appointments when scheduling
  • Provide general information to students regarding academic programs, student support services, and academic procedures
  • Provide information regarding how to register for online accommodations

Provide Administrative Support as Needed

  • Assists with preparing information and materials for programs, events, and student appointments
  • Contact students to confirm attendance at appointments and/or to make appointments
  • Targeted outreach at various times in the semester to provide support, resources and appointment requests

Skills/Experience

Strong verbal and written communication skills required, excellent interpersonal skills required, and computer proficiency and strong working knowledge of MS Excel is desired. Applicants should have experience and/or interest in counseling, academic advising, and student development.

Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree Required

Tuition Remission per semester: $4500
Service Hours Required: 15 hours per week

Available Positions: 0

Contact: Kristen Zimmerman, Director

Description

The assistantship is a one year position (renewable by semester). The graduate assistant will provide administrative support for the Academic Peer Tutoring program and with undergraduate student who are undeclared, in transition, and/or academically at risk. In addition the graduate assistant will assist with general office reception and administrative tasks.

Academic Peer Tutoring Program

  • Assist in scheduling, marketing, and training/certification efforts for the Academic Peer Tutoring Program
  • Serve as liaison for faculty for peer tutoring, referrals, and documentation
  • Co-facilitate learning support workshops, e.g., study skills, time-management, etc.
  • Follow up and respond to professor outreach and inquiries

Academic Advising/Counseling

  • Assist and provide advising/academic counseling for undeclared students, students in transition (transfer students, students changing majors/schools), first year students, and at-risk students;
  • Advise students on university policies and procedures; discuss majors/minors, and graduation requirements
  • Assist students with basic academic processes such as course registration, add/drop, and degree evaluations

Provide Reception/Respond to General Inquiries

  • Assist students with general inquiries and make appropriate referrals when necessary
  • Determine the nature of and urgency of appointments when scheduling
  • Provide general information to students regarding academic programs, academic and student support services, and academic and accessibility procedures
  • Provide information regarding how to register online for accommodations.

Provide Administrative Support as Needed

  • Assists with preparing information and materials for programs, events, and student appointments
  • Contact students to confirm attendance at appointments and/or to make appointments

Skills/Experience

Strong verbal and written communication skills required, excellent interpersonal skills required, and computer proficiency and strong working knowledge of MS Excel is desired. Applicants should have experience and/or interest in counseling, academic advising, and student development.

Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree Required

Tuition Remission per semester: $4500
Service Hours Required: 15 hours per week

Available Positions: 0
Contact: Kristen Zimmerman, Director

Office of Accessibility

Description

The assistantship is a one year position. The graduate assistant will work with undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities and/or temporary impairments. The graduate assistant will provide administrative support for the office, including the coordinating of exam scheduling and note-taking services, and assist with general office reception and administrative tasks.

Exam Scheduling & Notetaking Services

  • Assist in scheduling, tracking, data entry and proctoring for students with disabilities and/or temporary impairments taking exams in Accessibility
  • Proctor exams using online camera system to ensure academic integrity and alert Accessibility staff of any concerning behavior
  • Understand all delivery and return methods for exams and execute exceptional attention to detail in communications with professors and students
  • Help coordinate and distribute notes from peer note-takers to designated students

Provide Reception/Respond to General Inquiries

  • Provide information regarding how to register online for accommodations
  • Assist students with general inquiries and make appropriate referrals when necessary
  • Determine the nature of and urgency of appointments when scheduling
  • Provide general information to students regarding academic programs, student support services, academic and accessibility procedures

Provide Administrative Support as Needed

  • Assists with preparing information and materials for programs, events, and student appointments
  • Contact students to confirm attendance at appointments and/or to make appointments
  • Targeted outreach at various times in the semester to provide support, resources and appointment requests

Skills/Experience

Strong verbal and written communication skills required, excellent interpersonal skills required, and computer proficiency/strong working knowledge of MS Excel is desired. Applicants should have experience and/or interest in counseling, school psychology, and student development.

Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree Required

Tuition Remission per semester: $4500
Service Hours Required: 15 hours per week

Available Positions: 2

Contact: Megan Buxton, Director of Accessibility 

Adrienne Kirby Family Literacy Program

Description

This assistantship involves recruiting, training and supervising the work of up to 100 undergraduate participants in the Literacy Project each semester who work in the Hall Early Learning Center classrooms in Bridgeport to enhance low income preschooler's language and school readiness skills. Most of the work takes place on campus, but reliable transportation is necessary to participate in on-site visits at the Hall Early Learning Center in Bridgeport.

Qualifications/Experience

Applicants must be available mornings and early afternoons (especially Fridays). Individuals must be able to make a two-year commitment to the position and have proficiency in Microsoft Excel.

Skills/Duties

General administrative

  • Generate awareness at the beginning of each semester through classroom presentations, poster distribution and specific contacts throughout campus
  • Act as a liaison with administrators and teachers at Hall Early Learning Center
  • Schedule and organize carpools for the many volunteer and federal work-study student participants
  • Reserve and track transportation options for students
  • Track weekly payroll for federal work-study students

Data entry

  • Coordinate the input of developmental data for the Literacy Program
  • Input demographic information and scores using Microsoft Excel
  • Enlist and delegate data input for federal work-study students
  • Process all data at the end of the spring semester using Microsoft Excel and SPSS

Available Positions: 1 position for 2022-2023 (Spring Semester)

Preferred Deadline: April 30, 2022

Award: In exchange for working 15 hours per week, the applicant will be awarded $4500 each semester ($9000 per academic year) toward tuition reimbursement

Contact: Email your resume to Dr. Judy Primavera, Psychology Department
E-mailjprimavera@fairfield.edu
Cell: (203) 506-5003

Athletics

Coaching

Description

Graduate assistant coaches will assist the head coach in all aspects of the specific sport, including: coaching, recruiting, scheduling, budget management and compliance with NCAA and conference regulations.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree required. Must be accepted to a graduate degree program at Fairfield University.

Experience

Prior coaching and collegiate playing experience preferred.

Available Positions: 0

*Men and Women's soccer, Women's field hockey and softball offer graduate assistantships.

Deadline: Varies

Credit Hours Awarded: 18 per year
Service Hours Required: Varies
Stipend and Benefits: $11,000. Enrollment in the student health insurance plan is available if needed.
Contact: The head coach of each sport. An up-to-date listing is available at www.fairfieldstags.com.

Center for Social Impact

Program Overview

The Jones-Zimmermann Academic Mentoring Program, funded by a grant from the Marie & John Zimmermann Fund, is an afterschool program focused on academic success and social/cultural enrichment for middle school (6-8) students from Cesar Batalla School in Bridgeport. Fairfield undergraduate students work in a 1:2 ratio with students in grades 6-8 to provide homework support and mentoring. The program will be offered in partnership with the Wakeman Boys and Girls Club Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse, every school day from 3:30-5:30pm. Afterschool time will be split between tutoring/homework help and enrichment activities.

The program will also include periodic field trips, both to Fairfield University’s campus and an off-campus location.

Graduate Assistant Coordinator Position Job Description

The JZ-AMP Graduate Assistant Coordinator will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination of the program’s operations. Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Training and supervising Fairfield U undergraduate mentors
  • Coordinating homework help and tutoring program (on-site)
  • Liaising with staff from Wakeman Boys and Girls Club and teachers from Cesar Batalla School
  • Monitor progress of Cesar Batalla students through data collection
  • Coordinate logistics for field trips and other program events as needed
  • Assist in pursuing additional grant funding opportunities to expand program offerings

The Graduate Assistant Coordinator will report to the Associate Director for Community-Engaged Learning in the Center for Social Impact at Fairfield University.

The position offers a $3,600 tuition credit each semester- 12 hours/week for 15 weeks per semester. The program coordinator must be on-site at Wakeman Boys and Girls club at least 3 days/week from 3pm-6pm to assist in program operations. The remaining 3 hours are for administrative tasks and can be completed remotely or on campus.

Preferred Qualifications & Experience

  • Prior experience developing/delivering youth educational programming (e.g. teaching, coaching, counseling, mentoring) and/or experience working with university undergraduates
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field (e.g. education, social work)
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Spanish a strong plus
  • Ability to work in diverse work environments/cultures
  • Organized & detail-oriented

Number of open positions: 1

Application deadline: February 16, 2022

Contact Person: Andrea Canuel, andrea.canuel@fairfield.edu, 203-254-4000, extension 3393

College of Arts And Sciences

Description

The College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Assistantship will assist the Dean's Office with routine tasks. Being proactive with visitors is essential. Answering phones, routing calls, and addressing the traffic flow within the office are major components of the graduate assistant's responsibilities, and a friendly warm presence is needed to accomplish this effectively.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work independently

Basic Functions
Graduate assistants will assist with a variety of specialized projects and provide secretarial support for the office staff.

  • Greeting, assisting, and screening visitors and telephone calls
  • Responding to routine and project oriented requests
  • Maintaining Excel database spreadsheets
  • Scheduling and coordinating student calendar appointments
  • Typing routine memoranda and letters
  • Assisting with electronic filing of student folders and miscellaneous correspondences

Tuition Value for SUMMER Semester: The graduate assistantship involves a commitment of 12.5 hours per week, for 12 weeks during the summer semester. This is a total of 150 hours during the summer semester for the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office. In return, your assistantship entitles you to $3,000 of tuition credit. 

Please note: tuition credit is available for use only during the Summer semester and there will be no cash refund for unused tuition credit. 

Tuition Value for FALL & SPRING Semesters: The graduate assistantship involves a commitment of 15 hours per week, for 15 weeks during both fall and spring semesters. This is a total of 225 hours per semester for the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office. In return, your assistantship entitles you to 4,500 of tuition credit for each semester. Please note tuition credit is available for use only during the current semester and there will be no cash refund for unused tuition credit.

Available Positions: 0 (Position has been filled for 2021-2022)
E-mail: jdaniele@fairfield.edu

Description

Office Assistant, Faculty Research Assistant, Filing of Department Records, Data Entry, Department Mail Sorting/Distribution, Creation of  Spreadsheets in Excel, Manages time wisely, meets deadlines and communicates with supervisor regarding all tasks

Deadline: Varies- Looking to hire for Fall (2021) and Spring (2022)

Tuition Reimbursement: dependent on number of credits enrolled in and hours worked

Service Hours Required: 10-15 hours per week, based on enrolled credits

Contact: Dionne Gray-Wilson, Program Coordinator of the Communication Dept.
E-mail: dgray-wilson@fairfield.edu
Phone: (203) 254-4000, ext. 2214

Available Positions: 1

Description

The Fredrickson Family Innovation Lab is currently accepting applications for a graduate assistant for the 2021-2022 academic year. The graduate assistant will work in the Fredrickson Family Innovation Lab, and greet and assist visitors in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines. The lab can be reserved for workshops, tutorials, and classes by Fairfield University faculty; when not reserved, the lab is freely available for students. The graduate assistant will assist the co-directors with event planning, website maintenance, program meetings, and oversee Work-Study personnel. Interest in technology, digital scholarship, innovation, and research is highly preferred.

Qualifications/Experience

  • Knowledge of one or more digital tools, such as Adobe Spark/Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, GIS-mapping, html, digital publishing, and qualitative or quantitative research software.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Desire to work with students

Duties

  • Greet and assist visitors, including faculty, staff, and students (in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines)
  • Campus outreach and lab promotion
  • Attend Steering Committee meetings
  • Assist with event planning
  • Draft, update, or develop copy for Innovation Lab website
  • Collaborate with other departments
  • Steer inquiries
  • Consultations with students (in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines)
  • Other duties as assigned

Tuition Remission per semester: $4,500

Service Hours: 15 hours per week for 15 week semester

Contact: Please forward resume to Dr. Jo Yarrington at jyarrington@fairfield.edu and Dr. Mehmet Cansoy at mcansoy@fairfield.edu

2021-2022: This position has been filled. 

Main Responsibilities

  • Maintain social media accounts with important updates, announcements, events, program highlights
  • Collate program related information into weekly news bulletins to be sent to all majors/minors
  • Occasional classroom presentations of program news
  • Assist with representing our programs at campus functions (i.e. major/minor fairs)
  • Assistance with research projects and data collection as needed
  • Flyer and poster creation, for digital and print dissemination
  • Post flyers/posters around campus as necessary
  • Occasional courier needs to bursar’s office, etc.
  • Support one or more of our student-run clubs/programs (Undergraduate Journal for Global Citizenship, Model United Nations Club, International Business/International Studies Club, Peace Corps Prep Program, etc.)

Location: DMH 251

Supervised by: David Crawford, Director

Application closes: July 31

Description

The graduate assistant will assist the Director of the Master of Public Administration Program, the Programs administrative assistant, and other department faculty members as needed with event planning, lectures, data collection and analysis, reports, website maintenance, general research, and other related activities.

Skills

Proficiency in computer skills, such as Microsoft Office Suite (e.g. Word, Excel, Access and Power Point software) and with social media.

  • Organizational abilities, problem solving and carrying tasks through to completion.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player.
  • Interest in politics or public administration in a national or international context is a plus.

Qualifications

Must be accepted to a graduate degree program at Fairfield University.

Hours and Tuition Value for Fall/Spring semesters: total of $4,500 for the academic year. This approval is for a graduate assistant to work 7.5 hours a week for each semester for a total of 15 weeks (total of 112.5 hours per semester). The graduate assistant will receive $2,250 in tuition credit per semester.

Available Positions: 1

Contact: Dr. Gayle Alberda, Director of MPA Program
E-mail: galberda@fairfield.edu

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter with a statement of interest and qualifications, and a resume.

Description

The graduate assistant will assist the chair of Politics, the Department’s Program Coordinator, and other department faculty members as needed with event planning, lectures, data collection and analysis, reports, website maintenance, general research, and other related activities.

Skills

Proficiency in computer skills, such as Microsoft Office Suite (e.g. Word, Excel, Access and Power Point software) and with social media. Organizational abilities, problem solving and carrying tasks through to completion.Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work independently and as a team player. Interest in politics in a national or international context is a plus.

Qualifications

Must be accepted to a graduate degree program at Fairfield University.

Hours and Tuition Value for Fall/Spring semesters: total of $3,000 for the academic year.  This approval is for a graduate assistant to work 5 hours a week for each semester for a total of 15 weeks (total of 75 hours per semester).  The graduate assistant will receive $1,500 in tuition credit per semester.

Available Positions: 1

Contact: Jennifer Costantini, Program Coordinator, Department of Politics
E-mail: jcostantini@fairfield.edu 

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter with a statement of interest and qualifications, and a resume.

Description

The graduate assistant will assist the chair of Psychology, the Department’s program assistant, and other department faculty members as needed with event planning, lectures, data collection and analysis, reports, website maintenance, general research, and other related activities.

Skills

  • Proficiency in computer skills, such as Microsoft Office Suite (e.g. Word, Excel, Access and Power Point software) and with social media.
  • Knowledge of SPSS
  • Organizational abilities, problem solving and carrying tasks through to completion
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player

Qualifications

Must be accepted to a graduate degree program at Fairfield University.

Hours and Tuition Value for Fall/Spring semesters: total of $6,000 for the academic year. This approval is for a graduate assistant to work 10 hours a week for each semester for a total of 15 weeks (total of 112.5 hours per semester). The graduate assistant will receive $3,000 in tuition credit per semester.

Available Positions: 0 (Position has been filled for 2021-2022 Academic Year)

Contact: Dr. Margaret McClure, Chair of Department of Psychology
E-mail: mmcclure@fairfield.edu

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter with a statement of interest and qualifications, and a resume.

Description
The Department of Visual and Performing Arts is seeking a graduate assistant to assist with the following responsibilities:

  • Preparing information and materials for programs, events, and student appointments
  • Contacting students to confirm attendance at appointments and/or to make appointments
  • Targeted outreach at various times in the semester to provide support, resources and appointment requests
  • Department based projects – upon request

Qualifications/Experiences

  • Ability to work independently
  • Proficient in the use of PowerPoint, Adobe Spark / MP4 transfer of videos into PowerPoint for lecture presentations

Service Hours: 5 hours a week fall and spring semester

Tuition Reimbursement: Dependent on number of hours and weeks worked each semester

Contact: Please forward your resume to Jean Daniele at jdaniele@fairfield.edu

Description

The graduate assistant will assist the program directors with event planning, lectures, program meetings, website maintenance, general research, and communications with students and faculty.

Skills/Duties

  • Proficient computer skills
  • Organizational abilities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently

Qualifications

Must be accepted to a graduate degree program at Fairfield University.

Tuition Value for Fall/Spring semesters: $4,500 per semester

Service Hours Required: 15 hours per week for 15 weeks (225 hours total per semester)

Available Positions: 0 (Position has been filled for 2021-2022)

Deadline for applications: July 19, 2021

Contact: Johanna X. K. Garvey, Director, Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program
Email: jkgarvey@fairfield.edu

Fairfield University Writing Center

Description

The Fairfield University Writing Center is seeking a graduate assistant to support individualized and small-group tutoring in writing.

Responsibilities

The Writing Center is currently accepting applications for a graduate assistant for the 2019-2020 school year.  Applicants should be flexible, dynamic, and engaging, as well as organized and detail-oriented.  Primary responsibilities include:  one-on-one tutoring, small group tutoring, peer mentoring, event planning, and organizational activities related to wrting center administration.  The graduate assistant must be conscientious and considerate while supporting the success and general well-being of both graduate and undergraduate students, as well as undergraduate tutors.  Desired qualifications include experience with project administration and event planning; promotion, social media, and web development; and mentoring, tutoring, and staff development.  Applicants should have a strong interest in writing across the curriculum and cross-disciplinary work, multi-lingual writing, and inclusion, equity, and access in writing.  Applicants should also be willing to coordinate and host a variety of workshops and events for writers in middle school through graduate school. 

Qualifications

This position is open to graduate students in any field of study; experience in one-to-one tutoring and small-group mentoring is preferred. Desired qualifications include experience with project administration and event planning; promotion, social media, and web development; and mentoring, tutoring, and staff development. Applicants should have a strong interest in writing across the curriculum and cross-disciplinary work, multi-lingual writing, and inclusion, equity, and access in writing.

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Elizabeth Boquet, Coordinator of the Writing Center at writingcenter@fairfield edu

Tuition Reimbursement: $4500 towards tuition per semester
Service Hours Required: 15 hours per week
Contact: Elizabeth Boquet, Coordinator of The Writing Center
E-mailwritingcenter@fairfield edu

2021-2022: The position has been filled

Charles F. Dolan School of Business

Description

The graduate assistantship entails working closely with the director of internships and professional development and Dolan staff to organize, publicize, and implement functions relative to the office. A successful candidate must have an interest in career development and in working with fellow students.

Graduate assistants receive the same training in general career development issues and will perform some of the same duties. The following are areas where candidates can expect to benefit from and build their resume. Assistants will gain experience in:

Counseling/Training

All graduate assistants will be trained to present and develop career-oriented workshops, critique student resumes, and counsel students. They will also guide fellow students on internship and job search strategies, as well as using Stags4Hire.

Event Planning

Graduate assistants will develop, organize, and implement special events. Some key events may include: Wall Street Basics, Marketing MIXer, Etiquette Dinner, Sophomore Symposium, Week of Service, and special on-campus speakers. They will also communicate with alumni, faculty members, and staff and will publicize special events to students.

Training is provided. Enthusiasm, dedication, problem-solving ability and creativity are required. Computer skills are a plus. Positions are loosely defined to allow the graduate assistant to contribute to the development of her/his position.

For more information please contact Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs, Leanne De Los Santos, at ldelossantos@fairfield.edu or 203-254-4000, ext. 3219.

Available Positions: 1

School of Education and Human Development

Description

Assistantships are available on a semester basis. A graduate assistant shall be appointed to a curriculum area or the dean's office and assigned as determined by the Dean and the faculty responsible for the curriculum area.

Qualifications

Applicants should have good interpersonal and organizational skills, and should be proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel. Prior office experience is preferred.

Available Positions: 10-15 (Please call ext. 4250 to check availability)

Deadline: Applications are accepted throughout the year.  Assistantships are awarded as they become available, usually right before each semester begins.

Service Hours required and tuition remission per semester:
5 hours per week - $1,500
10 hours per week - $3,000 
15 hours per week - $4,500

Contact: Applications are available online or in the dean's office.

Enrollment Management: Graduate Admission & Financial Aid

Description

The graduate assistant will work in the Office of Financial Aid. Duties will include various functions of financial aid awarding and verification, research on enrollment trends, and preparation of print and electronic communication materials.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Graduate students in programs lasting longer than 1 year
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Access and Power Point software
  • Experience with Banner database is a plus, but not required
  • Must be able to work both independently and as a team member 
  • Must have excellent communication and analytical skills
  • Proficiency in social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter

Responsibilities

  • Assist students with processes related to registration, including reminders and forms in lieu of payment
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of printed materials, electronic promotional materials and web page information related to financial aid
  • Assist in preparation of enrollment research data analysis and research reports
  • Maintain confidentiality

Available Positions: 0 

Credit Hours Awarded: $4,500

Service Hours Required: 15 per week

Contact: Maura Hegley, Associate Director of Financial Aid
E-mail: mhegley@fairfield.edu 

Fairfield University Mathematics Center

Description

The Fairfield University Mathematics Center is seeking a graduate assistant to support individualized and group tutoring sessions in calculus and introductory statistics courses. The appointment is for the full academic year 2021-2022, 15 hours per week, including the final exam period.

Responsibilities

In addition to leading group tutoring sessions in Explorations in Math (MATH 1015), Precalculus (MATH 1011), Calculus (MATH 1016, MATH 1121/MATH 1122, MATH 1145/1146 and MATH 1171/1172) and Statistics (MATH 1017 and MATH 2217), the graduate assistant may be involved in tutor training and other administrative duties for the Mathematics Center. We plan to have in-person tutoring next semester, though virtual tutoring sessions may be needed in the event of changing health conditions.

Qualifications

The position is open to Fairfield University graduate students enrolled in 3 courses per semester (both fall and spring) with preference given to those in the Mathematics program or the 5-year Education in Mathematics program. Previous experience in tutoring calculus and statistics is expected. Students enrolled in 2 courses per semester may be considered for a reduced award.  The stipend may also be divided between 2 graduate students, one per semester.

Available Positions: 0

To Apply: Please send a resume, an unofficial transcript of undergraduate and graduate work you have done, and a cover letter that indicates any past teaching, tutoring or relevant experience, and a list of graduate courses you plan to take during the 2021-2022 academic year to: Dr. Laura McSweeney, Co-Director of the Mathematics Center, at lmcsweeney@fairfield.edu.

In addition, please have a faculty member (preferably from the Mathematics department) fill out a reference form (PDF) and have the faculty member return it to Dr. McSweeney (Bannow 111). A complete application should be submitted by June 1st for full consideration.

Deadline:  June 1, 2021, or until position is filled.

Stipend and Benefits:  15 hour work week for 15 weeks for a $4500 tuition credit per semester. 

Contact: Laura McSweeney, Co-Director of the Mathematics Center, Bannow 111
E-mail: lmcsweeney@fairfield.edu

Egan School of Nursing And Health Studies

Description: The graduate assistant will work with faculty to help in the classroom setting in terms of supporting course delivery, grading student work, leading study groups, or facilitating learning activities. The assistant might also support special projects within the Egan School, and faculty research projects. A graduate assistant will be matched to an instructor based on their clinical, technical, computer and research skills. Self-initiative and a good work ethic are important. Strong computer skills are essential. The assistant must be able to work independently and operate as a team member with the Egan School of Nursing & Health Studies.

Qualifications: Must be admitted to one of the Egan School Graduate Programs.

Available Positions: Up to 20 per semester (fall and spring).

Deadline: July 15 for the fall semester and November 15 for the spring semester.

Service Hours Awarded: Students may elect to complete either 5 or 10 hours per week for the 14 weeks of the semester (total hours=70 for 5 hours/week; 140 for 10 hours/week)

Compensation: $1500 for 5 hours/week; $3000 for 10 hours/week

Application Procedure: If interested in a graduate assistantship position, please download and complete the application. The application can be submitted to Dr. Karen Corcoran, Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies at the Egan School, by July 15 for the fall semester and November 15 for the spring semester.

Contact: Dr. Karen Corcoran, Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies

E-mailkaren.corcoran@fairfield.edu

Available Positions: 20

Office of Institutional Research

Description

The graduate assistant will assist with various duties in the Office of Institutional Research including research, data analysis, data validation, report and publication preparation, and submission reviews.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Access and Power Point software
  • Experience with Banner database is a plus, but not required
  • Must be able to work both independently and as a team member
  • Must have excellent communication and analytical skills
  • Experience with large data sets
  • Detail-oriented and the ability to work with a high degree of accuracy under deadlines

Responsibilities

  • Perform data verification using MS Excel, Banner and other resources
  • Research topics such as admission, enrollment and higher education trends, retention, graduation rates and student success
  • Support the preparation and publication of internal reports through the analysis of internal, external and survey data
  • Collaborate with IR department staff on analytical data projects for the Provost, Senior Administration, and University community
  • Assist with the college guidebook review and submission process

Available Positions: 1

Credit Hours Awarded: $3,000

Service Hours Required: 10 per week

To Apply: Daniel Grazynski 203-254-4000 x2094

Contact: Daniel Grazynski, Data Analytics/Research Analyst
E-mail: Daniel.grazynski@fairfield.edu

Global Fairfield

This position provides support for study abroad programs, advises students about approved study abroad programs, and works with the study abroad team to communicate appropriate information to students and parents on internal procedures related to the development and implementation of application and admissions procedures.  Advising sessions will cover academic planning, cultural adjustment, and policy/regulatory compliance relative to Global Fairfield Programs abroad. A successful candidate must have an interest in counseling, advising, and career development and in working with students. The graduate assistant will gain experience in counseling and advising.  This is an ideal Graduate Assistantship for students taking their Masters in areas such as Counseling, Education, and Social Work.

Student Advising

  • Advises students about approved study abroad programs, and works with the study abroad team to communicate appropriate information to students and parents.
  • Conduct First Steps and Next Steps presentations to assist students with proper planning and completion of application and admissions requirements.
  • Advising is via individual and group meeting conducted in person or via zoom.
  • Organizes informational webinars with onsite program staff for students.
  • Supports students through the study abroad cycle from inquiry to departure through regular and systematic communication using electronic, face-to-face and small group communications.
  • Reviews applications and make admission recommendations based on program’s admissions criteria.
  • Communicates effectively with students, parents and University faculty, staff and administrators about important deadlines, requirements and other relevant information regarding the study abroad programs.

On Campus Events and Promotions

  • Coordinates and executes promotional visits to dormitories, classrooms, and student clubs.
  • Assists with pre-departure orientations
  • Support the Global Fairfield team in the annual Study Abroad Fair and Study Abroad Day event planning, logistics and staffing.
  • Campus outreach – Majors and Minors Fair, Leadership Awareness Fair, Family and Alumni Weekend, Admitted Student’s Day, Orientation

Weekly Responsibilities

  • Attend Staff Meeting 
  • Student advising sessions
  • First Steps and/or Next Steps presentations

Ongoing Responsibilities

  • Application review
  • Student notifications for deadlines and updates
  • Screens incoming inquiry emails and calls daily and responds or redirects as appropriate

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree and current enrollment in a Fairfield graduate program
  • Commitment to the mission statement, core values and goals of Fairfield University
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with good command of grammar and punctuation
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and other computer software skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines for multiple projects
  • Demonstrated professional demeanor and tact when working with students, parents or partner representatives
  • Excellent self-direction, organizational and time management skills
  • Team player and willing to collaborate on multiple projects as requested
  • Cover letter should speak to relevant knowledge, skills, abilities and experience

Available Positions: 2

Credit Hours Awarded: $3000 - $4500

Service Hours Required: 15 hours per week, year round position

To Apply: Email Patricia Pivarnik or call 203-254-4124

Contact: Patricia Pivarnik, Associate Director

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